[RID,UT] Richard Epcar and Tom Wyner address the continuity of RiD

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Richard Epcar and Tom Wyner address the continuity of RiD

Post by Chris McFeely » Sat Dec 22, 2001 4:58 pm

I recently interviewed Richard Epcar (one of the lead RiD writers, and the voice of Armorhide) for my website - but as my website is a
Digimon one, the interview is centered around his Digimon work, rather than
his RiD work (he was Etemon and Myotismon on the show).

I did, however, make a point of asking him outside of the interview, about
the US writers' attitude towards the continuity of RiD. He conferred with
Tom Wyner (the other major US writer - they are both scheduled to appear to BotCon), and the answer was thus:

"The writers of RiD had little if any knowledge of Transformer lore, and Tom
Wyner argued AGAINST trying to hook this series up with the other ones. He
felt that the younger audience members, who were not familiar with
Transformer lore, would be mystified by references to past series. Wyner
lost the argument. References to the other series were requested or
demanded by Hasbro, or (on rare occasions) by the network producers, as an
homage to Transformer lore in general, and for the sake of the huge number
of fans who've been hooked on Transformer shows since 1985."

Take that as you will. Unfortunately, it still does not give us an incontrovertible answer on whether RiD is in or out of continuity.

[This message has been edited by The Original Chris (edited 12-22-2001).]

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Post by Halfshell » Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:13 pm

Still, it's nice to have a vague indication as to the direction...

homage = good
sandwich = bad

or somethin'

Thanks fer that, Chris

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Post by Chris McFeely » Mon Dec 31, 2001 12:19 am

I'm interviewing Tom Wyner himself, now, and I've asked what his official stance on the continuity of the cartoon is. That'll stop this nonsense once for all. Hopefully.

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Post by Pun-3X » Mon Dec 31, 2001 7:43 am

Well, it might not. It'll just turn it from an arguement to people going "Well I'm still gonna believe what I want to."

Though at least there'll be an official answer.

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Post by Halfshell » Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:35 pm

Originally posted by Pun-3X:
Well, it might not. It'll just turn it from an arguement to people going "Well I'm still gonna believe what I want to."
How can you even suggest that about our fellow Transfans?!

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Post by Pun-3X » Fri Jan 04, 2002 10:11 am

I'm just daring and mean that way...

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Post by moonbaseone » Sun Jan 06, 2002 9:17 am

Well, that would mean that we get two cartoons then, right? And, two sets of toys? I kinda doubt that Hasbro would try to release two sets of toys at the same time? Though, you never know.......


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